Sarah & Selçuk got married at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Houghton-le-Spring near Durham, followed by their marquee reception at Ramside Hall Hotel.
It was a scorching hot day by British standards : 27+ degrees at some points, and we all had to remember to apply suncream! A very excited Sarah and her Dad made their way to the church in a classic cream car from Campbell Wedding Car, to meet Selçuk. He was greeting guests along with Joe, the best man. After a traditional catholic mass, the happy couple exited the church and everyone made their way to the Ramside Hall Hotel for the reception, which was held in the summer marquee.
Sarah's Mum Anne, had done amazingly well creating all the decor, flowers and stationery for the wedding. She told me she really enjoyed making things and was happy how everything had turned out. They chose teal green, pinks and purples for a vibrant colour scheme.
The sun was so strong all day with not a cloud in the sky, so we headed for the shade as much as possible for the group photographs, and then made the decision to have the majority of the bride & groom photographs just before the evening reception, as I had a feeling the light was going to be lovely, and I wasn't wrong!
Sarah's Dad and Sarah herself made very moving speeches at the end of the meal, the best man spotted me needing to wipe away some tears, for which I was ribbed for later on!
The couple have been through the difficulty of a long distance relationship and it's not been the easiest road for them, so it was so lovely to see them so happy and together on their wedding day, it's clear how much in love these two are!!
Here is some of the beautiful light that we were lucky enough to be treated to in the evening!! We headed back out for some relaxed and fun portraits.... lovely!
I just love the natural sunflare coming in through the trees on the above!
Sarah & Selçuk had their first dance to the Paul James Band 's version of 'At Last', which was a lovely choice! Then guests were invited up to join the couple, and I've got more photographs to come with Joe &Selçuk cracking out some shapes on the dancefloor!
Just to end, one of the children at the wedding wrote this message to the couple - So sweet!
Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Isli on their marriage and wishing you and your families all the best for the future!
All photographs (C) Katie Byram Photography Please do not copy or use without permission.